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November 1, 2012 11:38:30 AM

Hi, i've been looking for a good build 500~ that can run most games on high 1440x900 games such as WoW BF3 RIFT and online MMORPGS possbily diablo i dont mind were the pieces are bought from you can name any place as long as it deals with Dollars not euros thanks :) 

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November 1, 2012 11:51:55 AM

Here's a balanced build. The i3 is a good CPU, and will handle other on-gaming applications better than say, a Phenom II X4 would. If you don't need the hyperthreading of the i3, you can always downgrade to a Pentium and save some money.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m80U
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m80U/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m80U/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $524.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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November 1, 2012 11:57:26 AM

Yeah, the build above is pretty good. You can lower it below $500 if you just buy a 7850 which is only $200 and it would be pretty nice as well especially since your monitor is only 1440 x 900.

You can even get away with a 7770 which is a $100 card since you are only playing MMOs which would make the whole build about $400. Good luck, you don't need a 7870 too much since you are playing on such a small monitor and MMOs aren't that intensive.

With a 7770, you will be playing every MMO at High with no problems.
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November 1, 2012 12:01:20 PM

ok guys im sticking with his build although i dont only play MMOS i play FPS's like blacklight retribution BF3 MW3 and more games like this would it run fine? i just want to be able to run on high ;d
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November 1, 2012 12:02:37 PM

BTW MY laptop has a 750GB hdd so i dont need to buy an HDD il just use that one :) 
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November 1, 2012 12:02:58 PM

>>i need an optical drive too xD--

im overclocking so im going to add an evo 212 since i have my laptop's HDD i wont buy any HDD :)  other than that im thinking of getting the 7870 GHz Edition costs 30$ more and since i dropped the HDD i should still fit the budget ;) 
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November 1, 2012 12:13:10 PM

Okay, here's a build that uses a SSD as a boot drive (10 second boot up times and almost instant game loading if you put some games on the same drive :D ) and has an optical drive, and a case that's easier to build in. I didn't catch your resolution, and I'll agree with cutebeans, I'm pretty sure a 7770 would be able to max out BF3 at 1440x900, even more so with the GHz edition. Since you don't have a 1080p monitor, I'd get a better processor, because large BF3 multiplayer servers would lag if you were running an i3 dual core w/ hyper threading. You could also get more RAM.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m84C
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m84C/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m84C/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $516.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)





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November 1, 2012 12:20:24 PM

ok guys i just need one more thing i got this build

CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $119.99

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.82

Motherboard ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard $54.99

Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $40.99

Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99
OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $49.99

Video Card HIS Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card $89.99

Case Cooler Master Elite 330 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99

Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $44.99

Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $91.99

(I CAN DROP THE SSD and HDD and THE OS) (I can get the HDD from my laptop (750GB) and the OS is ready and waiting in my house)
i heard the 6670 and the A10 GPU hybrid crossfire can run bf3 maxed on 1440x900

is that true? give your opinion (ITS IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO RUN WOW ON HIGH+
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November 1, 2012 12:54:50 PM

Do you need an OS?? and Sonicers 2nd build assumes you have a microcenter near by do you?
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November 1, 2012 1:19:31 PM

So you went from a 7870 to a 6670?! That's a huge jump... Wouldn't really recommend it if you're gonna be playing FPS like BF3...
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November 1, 2012 1:21:21 PM

Oh you're doing hybrid CF... Not sure if it would max it out although as time goes by and drivers improve, this Hybrid CF config will probably get pretty good so I apologise about my previous post.
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November 1, 2012 6:27:57 PM

rene13cross im playing on 1440x900 and possible LOWER resolution :)  so i should max
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November 1, 2012 6:48:14 PM

sonicers said:
Okay, here's a build that uses a SSD as a boot drive (10 second boot up times and almost instant game loading if you put some games on the same drive :D ) and has an optical drive, and a case that's easier to build in. I didn't catch your resolution, and I'll agree with cutebeans, I'm pretty sure a 7770 would be able to max out BF3 at 1440x900, even more so with the GHz edition. Since you don't have a 1080p monitor, I'd get a better processor, because large BF3 multiplayer servers would lag if you were running an i3 dual core w/ hyper threading. You could also get more RAM.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m84C
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m84C/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m84C/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $516.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


can you maybe help me build an overclockable build cuz i want to OC later on (maybe) if i cant do an oc build within budget it's okay ill just stick witht that build :D 
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November 1, 2012 6:54:07 PM

CustomPc said:
can you maybe help me build an overclockable build cuz i want to OC later on (maybe) if i cant do an oc build within budget it's okay ill just stick witht that build :D 


IF you have a microcenter an i5 3570k is $170. If you do not its out of budget to have an i5 as his is also in store pickup only. His build assumes that you have a Microcenter near by. I also would need to know which one is near to help find a cheaper case.

Things his build missed
1 power chord.
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